The Implications Of ‘brexit’ For Border Controls In Calais

The French government have an option to withdraw from the Treaty at two years notice and might do so under political pressure from the National Front whether or not the UK remains in the EU. On the other hand, they have a clear interest in an unimpeded flow of goods and tourists. They might also […]

16th March 2016 (European Union, Uncategorised)

Migration Watch Uk Comment On The Government Paper ‘the Process For Withdrawing From The European Union’

British citizens in the EU The government paper ‘The Process for Withdrawing from the European Union’, published on 29th February, argues (pp. 17 & 22) that approximately two million UK citizens who live and work in the EU should not assume that rights acquired under free movement rules ‘would be guaranteed’ if the UK were […]

3rd March 2016 (European Union)

Ons Labour Market Figures Show Employment Of Eu-born Workers Grew By Over 200,000 During 2015

As Prime Minister David Cameron works to secure renegotiation of the terms of Britain’s EU membership, new labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics have thrown light on recent shifts in the UK workforce. The most relevant statistic from the perspective of Mr Cameron’s talks in Brussels will be news that the number […]

Asylum And The Eu – The Dublin Regulation

A case in the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal has brought to public attention the Dublin Regulation which forms the basis for determining the EU Member State responsible for deciding applications for asylum from third country nationals. The UK has opted in to these regulations which are based, firstly, on the principle of family reunion in […]

12th February 2016 (Asylum, European Union)

The Future Of Juxtaposed Controls In Calais

Summary It is by no means certain that the French would withdraw their agreement to juxtaposed controls in Calais. Even if they were to do so, refugee camps in Southern England would be extremely unlikely. There is no prospect of camps being set up in the UK in order for migrants to make the return […]

8th February 2016 (Asylum, European Union)

In-work Benefit Restrictions And Eu Migrants To The Uk

Most family units headed by recent EU migrants do not have any dependent children whether they are single or in couples, according to a report issued by Migration Watch UK. This means that even in low-paying jobs they are not entitled to large amounts of benefits, and thus an ’emergency brake’ on in-work benefits is […]

In The Event Of Leaving The Eu, What Would A Revised Immigration Policy Look Like – Comment On Our Paper.

As Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to meet senior European Union officials to press forward with renegotiations over Britain’s membership of the supranational body, there has been much speculation over the impact a possible Brexit could have on the UK’s record net migration figures. A Migration Watch UK briefing paper published on 27th January has […]

British Exit From The Eu Could Reduce Net Migration By 100,000

Migration Watch UK has issued a report examining for the first time what a post “Brexit” immigration regime might look like and estimating its likely effect on net migration to the UK. The report does not advocate either exit from or remaining in the EU. Any post exit regime would involve, possibly lengthy, negotiations. It is […]

Will Refugees Benefit The German Economy?

The news that ‘several’ of the 33 economists polled by the Financial Times (27 December) feel that recent mass migration to Germany could help its economy by boosting its ageing and declining workforce needs critical scrutiny.  (We are not told how many is ‘several’, who they are, how they were chosen or what the others […]

7th January 2016 (Asylum, European Union, Population)

Charities’ Call For The Uk To Settle A ‘fair And Proportionate’ Share Of Refugees

Twenty seven Chief Executives of Refugee organisations and human rights advocacy groups wrote to the Prime Minister on 4 January calling for the UK to increase substantially the number of refugees that it accepts The groups called on the government to agree to resettle a ‘fair and proportionate number of those already within the European Union […]

6th January 2016 (Asylum, Current Affairs, Refugees)

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